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PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy

PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy
What is a PLN? If I had to define what a ‘Personal Learning Network’ is, I would keep it simple and broad: n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever. Originally, they were your family and friends, maybe other educators you worked with, but as the internet and web 2.0 tools have become nearly ubiquitous, PLNs can include tons of different communities – social networking sites like Facebook, blogs, Twitter, wikis, social bookmarking tools, LinkedIn, and so many more. Basically, anyone that you interact with is apart of your PLN, whether they are social contacts, professional peers, or experts in their field. PLNs have immense value! So, why bother thinking about your PLN? Students can also reap the benefits of tapping into their PLNs. Build Your Own PLN If you’re interested in expanding your PLN, here’s a directory of some of the best web 2.0 tools: Like this: Like Loading...

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Personal Learning Network Corporate Learning Strategies Daniel R. Tobin, Ph.D. James Mconville blog Parents and students – here are some course updates and also events to look forward to in June. Firstly, I want to thank our teacher candidate, Ms. Rohani, for her excellent work and support of all students. We wish her well and know that she will make an excellent teacher! Math How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN] This post describes how educators can develop a personal learning network that supports meaningful and relevant learning. The MOOC, Education Technology & Media, etmooc, is used here as a working example of how to develop a PLN. “My Personal Learning Network is the key to keeping me up-to-date with all the changes that are happening in education and how technology can best support and engage today’s students.” Brian Metcalfe: teacher, blogger at lifelonglearners.com A visual image of participants in an open, online course- etmooc, which shows the potential to find and create personal connections as part of one’s PLN. (image credit: Alec Couros)

The Social Media Guide to Growing Your Personal Learning Network Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals. Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially. Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere. Building your Personal Learning Network  A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a group of people you count on to: guide you in your learningbe your source of advice and resourcesmake you aware of learning opportunitiesshare their best practicespoint you to answers and support This concept of a PLNÂ has been around for many years. What has changed in recent years though is the reach, the size and the availability of that network. The look of a PLN has changed. From

Creating a PLN Skip to content Building your PLN Know it or not, you already have some sort of Personal Learning Network or PLN! Why You Need a PLN, and How to Develop One: Resources Shared at #LSCon At the 2014 Learning Solutions Conference and Expo, I led a discussion titled Why You Need a PLN, and How to Develop One. Here’s a description of the session: People are not learning exclusively from conventional sources like courses and classrooms anymore.

Digital Citizenship A district initiative to empower, educate and protect all users! This Digital Citizenship website was created as a response to a district need regarding responsible digital tool use in schools, and the expectations around the use of those tools in an academic setting and a school community in general. This included analysis of a wide variety of national and international documents (see reference list), examination of relevant BC and District curriculum and policy documents, and consultation with teachers, administrators, and students who collaborated to develop this framework. Click here to read the Rationale behind this framework. Click here to read Administrative Procedure 140.1 - Digital Responsibility for Employees and Administrative Procedure 140.2 - Digital Responsibility for Students.

Kick Start Your Blogging Skip to content Personal Blogging This series guides you step by step through the process of setting up your own personal or professional educator blog. Refer our class and student blogging series if you want to set up a class blog. Home - Bright Ideas Gallery Nichole explains how she teaches economics using this intriguing simulation of an economic ecosystem. Paying rent on your desk? Advertising your services for money? Becoming an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, or a homeless person? Balancing your budget and managing your credit cards? This sounds more like real life than a middle school class, but these are just some of the things that students learn in Nichole Van Sickle’s grade 6/7 Health and Career Education (HACE) class at Maple Creek.

Blogging With Students Skip to content Blogging With Students This series guides you step by step through the process of class and student blogging.

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